Photos and Description of this 5 bedroom holiday chalet in Chamonix - Chalet Chintalaya
5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12.
Chalet Chintalaya is a lovely riverside chalet located in the heart of Chamonix so within easy walking distance to all the town's amenities, shops, bars and restaurants.
Chintalaya has recently been refurbished to a high standard and offers a contemporary yet homely feel making for a relaxing stay. On the ground floor there is a large dining room, newly fitted kitchen, an en-suite double/twin bedroom, en-suite double bedroom and separate WC. On the upper floor there is a comfortable lounge with log burner and 3 further en-suite bedrooms, all of which can be made up as doubles or twins and one of which has a small annexe with bunk beds. This chalet has all the advantages of being central with the bonus of being next to the River L'Arve which means it's quiet and enjoys mountain views. The garden has a hot tub to relax in after days spent on the mountains!
Chalet Chintalaya has the fantastic combination of being extremely central yet peaceful due to its position next to the River L’Arve. It's operated as self-catered during the summer with the option of a catered package during the Winter.
Chamonix is a truly amazing place. Situated at the foot of the spectacular Mont Blanc massif, it is an elegant mountain town steeped in centuries of alpine tradition. The town draws people from all over the world – both the holiday-maker and those looking for adventure, whether walkers, mountain bikers, paragliders or mountaineers.
The town centre is a vibrant place full of bustling restaurants and bars. Sitting outside one of the many pavement cafés is a great way of taking in the atmosphere of the cobbled streets whilst admiring the stunning mountain backdrop. A wide range of shops offers everything from traditional regional fayre and souvenirs to stylish fashion and technical mountain equipment.
The Saturday market is well worth a visit for the locally made produce brought in from all over the Haute-Savoie region.
The Chamonix valley is an area of outstanding natural beauty and spread along the valley floor are a series of villages all with their own charm and character …
Mont Blanc, ‘the Giant of the Alps’, has always held a magnetic power of attraction. Chintalaya is just minutes walking distance to the Aiguille du Midi cable car, the highest cable car ascent in Europe.
The ride takes you up to the rooftops of Europe and to one of the most popular panoramic viewpoints in the world. Accomplished mountaineers, high-altitude climbers and experienced skiers practise side by side with paragliders whilst tourists marvel at the breathtaking scenery.
‘La Mer de Glace’ (the Sea of Ice) is the largest glacier in France and can be approached in several ways: from the comfort of the panoramic terrace; by visiting the ice grotto, skilfully carved anew each year; or more athletically, skiing down the famous Vallee Blanche (White Valley) or by hiking through the seracs.There are a number of day trips around the Haute-Savoie region:The beautiful town of Annecy, lying on the rippling shores of the Lac d’Annecy, where water and mountains blend admirably together.
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
About Mountain Base - Andy
Property Manager: Based in Chamonix since 2004, Mountain Base is a fully registered French business run by Andy, Andie and Matt. We are one of the only British run businesses in Chamonix to hold the Carte Professionnelle (no. 1497/07), which obliges us to maintain a Garantie Financière (cash bond) against which all our clients are financially protected. During the years, we have built up one of the largest rental portfolios in the Valley, from studios to large chalets, from les Houches to le Tour. Our team and partners are the best in the Valley and are here to make sure your stay is an enjoyable, memorable and hassle free experience.
Our philosophy: Professionalism and service, in a nutshell. From a speedy response to your enquiry through to on-hand service in resort, our team are at your disposal. Our office is in central Chamonix, so we are on hand to advise you throughout your stay and organise any little extras that you need. We have also invested a great deal in our bookings system, giving you real time availability, online booking and, uniquely, the ability to manage your booking online through to the point of arrival.
Services: Our team will be able to organise anything you need, before, during and even after your stay. Whether it be per-ordering ski passes, discounted equipment hire, ski lessons, mountain guiding, private chefs, masseuses, bike hire - you name it, we can organise it!
Guestbook comments from the manager
'Thanks for everything, the food, drinks and laughs. The views are stunning, hope to be back to hike the Vallee Blanche!'
Dale & Sue, August 2003
'Thanks for an absolutely wonderful time. I can honestly say that you managed to exceed our expectations in just about every respect. In particular, the aperitifs, food and wine is the best that I've encountered, however, what stood out for us was that nothing was too much trouble - you were all very willing to go the extra mile to ensure that your guests had a great time. Rest assured that we won't hesitate to recommend Alpine Hideaways and that all being well, we'll be back next year!
Tony & Sue, March 2004
'An amazing time and a fantastic chalet. I haven't felt this much at home since I left my parent's place'
Andrew, March 2004
'A fantastic place to stay - thank you very much indeed!'
Johnny, April 2004